The Calgary Flames, Calgary Flames Foundation, Calgary Hitmen and Siksika Nation’s Siksika Health Services are looking forward to the official opening of the Calgary Flames Outdoor Rink in Siksika Nation with support from the Calgary Flames Foundation. Details follow:

Date:        Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time:       12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Siksika Deerfoot Sportsplex – Siksika Nation: Hwy-547, Siksika AB, located on the SW corner of Hwy 22x and Hwy 547 (GPS: 50.84331665393199, -113.05784287137496)

Agenda:

12:00pm to 12:40pm

Prayer and Blessing
Siksika Nation Traditional Drummers and Dancers Performance 

Speakers:

Siksika Health Services – Dr. Tyler White, CEO
Siksika Nation – Chief Ouray Crowfoot
Calgary Flames Foundation – Jeff McCaig, Board of Directors Chairman
Siksika Resource Developments Ltd. – Dean Janvier, President & CEO

12:40pm – 1:00pm

Photo Opportunities with representatives and local athletes

Ground Hockey – Grant Blackhorse
Basketball – Lanny McHugh
Skateboarding – CJ Cutter
Lacrosse – Tyler Sorenson
Calgary Roughnecks- Kyle Waters and Harrison Matsuoka
Calgary Flames Alumni – Robyn Regehr and Curtis Glencross
Calgary Hitmen- Mike Moore, VP and Alternative Governor, Calgary Hitmen and Calgary Roughnecks
Calgary Stampeders – John Hufnagel, President and General Manager, Calgary Stampeders

The rink will serve a population of just over 4,000 people with six schools in the area. The Calgary Flames Outdoor Rink will be the first outdoor rink in Siksika Nation. Siksika Health Services provides comprehensive health and wellness services to Siksika Nation members and surrounding communities. Siksika Health Services’ friendship with the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation has resulted in programming and events such as the ‘Every Child Matters’ Calgary Hitmen Game, and annual event scheduled to take place on Jan. 15, 2022.

The Calgary Flames Foundation strives to improve the lives of southern Albertans through support of health and wellness, education and grassroots sports. Since inception the Calgary Flames Foundation has donated over $50 million to southern Alberta charities. Most recently the Calgary Flames Foundation has directed over $3.5 million through the Calgary Flames Foundation COVID-19 Support Program since March 2020 and in the summer of 2021 announced the CSEC Inclusion Program, including a $2 million investment in sport inclusion through the Calgary Flames Foundation.